Tag Archives: Foxconn

Robots to build your next iPhone

Foxconn is preparing to enhance its assembly process with a new line of robots, according to the iPhone manufacturer’s president and CEO Terry Gou. Dubbed “Foxbots”, the new robots are in the final stages of testing and could be deployed in at least one major Foxconn factory in the near future, with lines dedicated to the production of Apple devices getting…

Foxconn reports a 13% rise in profits

Foxconn, the manufacturer responsible for the production of most of Apple’s iPad and iPhones, has reported a swift 13 per cent rise in net profit to 106.7B new Taiwan dollars (US$3.5B). The report comes from the WSJ, with the rise in profit following record iPhone and iPad sales, despite the number of people using competing Android smartphones and…

Apple publishes supplier responsibility report, provided 280,000 workers with free education and development courses

A few years ago, Apple came under attack for worker conditions in China, specifically at the Foxconn assembly factories. Workers’ conditions were poor, many were working over 60 hours per week for little return, others were jumping off the buildings to commit suicide. It got so bad that the company started installing “suicide nets” to catch anyone…

Apple supplier Foxconn to invest $1 billion in Indonesia

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer of Apple’s iPhones, has signed a letter of intent to invest $US1 billion in Indonesia. The $1 billion investment will be completed within the next three to five years in areas ranging from R&D, electronics software design and Internet business to manufacturing and assembly of electronic products. Jakarta…

iPhones could bear “Assembled in USA” label in the future as Foxconn looks to set up U.S. factories

Terry Gou, Chairman and President of the Hon Hai Group (commonly referred to as Foxconn), has indicated that the company is looking to open up plants for smartphone and tablet production on American soil. The company is a well-known partner of Apple’s, and manufactures the majority of the iPhones you see on store shelves. However, at the moment, most of…

Apple suppliers being investigated by China for pollution concerns

China has begun investigations into a few Apple suppliers after some nonprofit organizations have complained that the companies are dumping toxic waste into nearby rivers, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, UniMicron and Foxconn are knowingly polluting the water, from the WSJ: KUNSHAN, China—Chinese regulators are scrutinizing two…